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Do I really need the reccomended psu?

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December 27, 2010 4:20:44 AM

I only have 1 HDD, and soon 1 GPU.
Other than that, Ive got 4 usb devices...
razer mouse, mega, belkin gamepad, reg keyboard (EW).
Does the 5770 really need 450? Or can it work with 400?
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a b ) Power supply
December 27, 2010 4:28:40 AM

400 would be fine,manufacturers like ati just inflate figures to compensate for the less then adequate questionable quality power supplies
December 27, 2010 5:19:29 AM

Would the
Cooler Master - Elite 460-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply
be an adequate PSU?
Cant really find a review.
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a b ) Power supply
December 27, 2010 6:40:50 AM

xthequwit said:
Would the
Cooler Master - Elite 460-Watt ATX CPU Power Supply
be an adequate PSU?
Cant really find a review.

that is one of the less then adequate power supplies they are compensating for.its a mediocre 350 watts if you consider build quality
a b ) Power supply
December 27, 2010 7:44:06 AM

Corsair CX400W would do just fine. 500W is overkill for the setup, even with overclocking.
a b ) Power supply
December 27, 2010 8:50:30 AM

Well since its on a deal... then fine. Otherwise, Seasonic M12D 520W Broze is the best in the 500W range.
December 27, 2010 9:04:56 AM

Quit being cheap and buy a quality power supply, depending on future use you may not have to replace it for quite a while, and with a good UPS, you might have it last longer than the 11 years one of my servers P/S's has on it!!
a b ) Power supply
December 28, 2010 6:59:35 AM

Well the GS series from Corsair is certainly new and not so good as the older VX,TX and HX series. If you are looking at a good one in that range, then stick to the Seasonic one's.
a b ) Power supply
December 29, 2010 11:14:59 PM

hell_storm2004 said:
Corsair CX400W would do just fine. 500W is overkill for the setup, even with overclocking.

if you can find the discontinues cx400...the new cx430 sucks :) 

if youre gonna get a psu from the antec basiq go for the 550w version, it has a bigger fan and better internal design that the lower-wattage version in that series
December 30, 2010 12:46:06 AM

Corsair ftw
a b ) Power supply
December 30, 2010 6:46:11 AM

^^All the new PSU's of Corsair are pretty average. Expect for the AX series which is one of the best! The newer CX series is just a cheap replacement. Looks like letting go of Seasonic is hurting Corsair.
a b ) Power supply
December 31, 2010 12:03:10 AM

this will be their next ad:
"corsair- the new raidmax!"
a b ) Power supply
December 31, 2010 6:48:38 AM

I sure hope not. Its my favorite PSU brand! :na: 
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